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Multipolarity is Here to Stay, But Can the Powers Avoid War?
The rhetoric this week from global leaders is moving the narrative of global war closer to reality. Xi Jinping’s visit to Russia hasn’t helped, writes Colin Chapman.
China’s Precarious Balancing Act
In its efforts to maintain ties with both Russia and Europe, China is wading through a briar patch of conflicting interests and rapidly changing sentiments, writes Yu Jie.
Ukraine War One Year On: The Lessons for Australia
The global and regional tensions highlighted by the war in Ukraine requires Australia to adjust its diplomacy. John McCarthy argues this calls for deepening dialogue with the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, and the Global South.
China, Russia and India: The Great Power Game in Asia
While the warming China-Russia partnership poses challenges for the Western-led international order, India faces its own dilemmas in how to handle relations between an old rival and an old friend, write Arun Sahgal and Anshita Shukla.
Xi Jinping’s Radioactive Friend
Instead of weakening the United States and bolstering China’s geopolitical standing, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has accomplished the exact opposite, writes Charles Tannock. As Chinese President Xi Jinping prepares for an unprecedented third term, the growing desperation of Russian President Vladimir Putin serves as a cautionary tale.